Aug 1, 2009 7:30pm EDT
cause you to lose your sense of smell? one local man said so. he used zica an over-the-counter product, and those products have caused hundreds of people to lose their sense of smell according to the fda. michael flynn talked to a patient who said he can't smell or taste anymore. >> felt like someone had ignited gasoline in my nostrils. it was awful. >> this 33-year-old sterling resident says that's what happened when he used this zicam nasal cold remedy almost two years ago. since then, he complaints, he hasn't been able to taste or smell anything. >> it's bad. i mean, think about all the things that you smell, you know, day to day that no longer will you ever smell. i mean, rain on the black top smells. >> today, the fda told consumers to stop using the zicam nasal gel sprays and swabs about 130 product users have complained of losing their sense of smell. dr. robert hanken runs the taste and smell clinic in northwest washington. he said more than ten patients make this same complaint. >> it isommon for people to lose their smell with a cold. the role of zicam is unclear. >> hanken a
Aug 15, 2009 5:00am EDT
i know all this math. why i do have to know how to read? when am i going to use science? when you start flying, it makes sense. >> reporter: kimberly also hopes continue to speier other teens to reach for the stars. she wants to be a heart surgeon. >> i want them to believe in themselves that they can do anything that they want to do as long as they put their mind to it. >> reporter: jane latrell, news 4. >> kimberly also carried messages of hope on her cross country trek. the messages are being delivered to foster children. >>> news 4 is also keeping track of jobs for new the area. and this report focuses on a company that is opening for caregivers for patients helping those near the end of their lives. kimberly souter talked to sisters who are inspired to start a business on their last day of their mother's life. >> reporter: she was 77 years old, dying of cancer. and to the grandkids, all 17 of them, she was mia. >> the first day in the hospital she said the walls are closing in on me. i can't stay here. >> reporter: the walls like most medical facilities, needed cheer. so mia'
Aug 29, 2009 5:00am EDT
have done is used for a positive cause. >>> whether or not you are looking for a job, chances are you have got some waiting for you at home. home repairs can beep costly and time consuming. they don't have to be. and four fixes that you can do yourself and save big bucks. ♪ >> reporter: when all the little things in your home start breaking down, repairs can be extensive and expensive. but a few quick fixes could save you thousand of dollars down the road. >> these are the most common typically 99 cents to $1.49. blue fiberglass. good for 30 days. >> first up, change your air filters, no tools needed. no excuses. >> if you don't change your filter, you end up with something like this. which is pretty disgusting. and -- what ends up happening is that your unit has to work overtime in order to get the cool air out or heat out. and so, you, back up the filter. >> gina is owner of several area ace hardware stores. >> plumber will charge $50 to $125 an ur. >> fix those running toilets and clean your faucets. a typical household wastes thousand of gallons of water each year by letting the
Aug 8, 2009 5:00am EDT
that it double charged customers in may. it affected customers who used their accounts in may. robo calls, experts say they are trying to take your money. liz crensh has more on what is behind those calls. >> hey, guys, rick morgan here. sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. >> robocallers contacts consumers with an opportunity few can ignore. >> it can cut your monthly payments in half. >> the caller is sure you need his help. >> i do see here you are only making the minimum payments on those. >> cynthia got a call like this one. >> the call says that i can lower my credit card rate. there is an urgency to it. >> snyder says she doesn't carry a balance, but after getter her robocall again and again. she decided to dig a little. >> i pressed one. and when i did that, i asked the person which account they were calling about. and when i probed further, they hung up on me. >> this is the final call before we close the file. >> this scam falls on the heels of the robo calling scam. but the ftc says, as long as there are machines that will dial consumers every day, there are scheme